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John Waterhouse

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 02 December 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6784
  1. David J Hall

John Waterhouse was brought up in Accrington, Lancashire. His parents, Frank and Jenny, were both teachers. As a bright boy, the grammar school put him into the express stream, and he took O levels at 14. The trainspotting club became his all consuming passion, and he witnessed the demise of steam from a variety of platforms up and down the country. Football supplanted steam, as classical music took over from pop, to his father’s joy. John was guided into medicine, although his heart was always with the arts.

John graduated from Dundee University, and, after a spell at the Rockland Psychiatric Institute in New York in the early …

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